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When a Pirate Is the Voice of Chivalry
New York Times ^ | October 26, 2010 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 10/27/2010 6:46:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

It’s the Year of the Woman, all right. In a bad way. Some of the women running in high-profile races are not my cup of Tea. And some of the male candidates could be part of the Little Rascals’ He-Man, Woman-Haters Club.

The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.

In a campaign season when many men — and women — are taking harsh stances that could hurt women, a chivalrous voice has at last arrived.

Oddly enough, it belongs to a renegade pirate whose motto is “Keep it dark”: Keith Richards. .....

The guitarist explained in an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross that the band’s so-called “anti-girl” songs could just as easily be about guys. .....

“I’ve never been able to go to bed with a woman just for sex,” writes the author, happily married for decades to the former model Patti Hansen, whom he is supporting through bladder cancer. “I’ve no interest in that. I want to hug you and kiss you and make you feel good and protect you. And get a nice note the next day, stay in touch.”

The consummate gentleman. Who knew?

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dowd; leftwing; nut; richards
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Maureen needs a hug.

Any volunteers?

1 posted on 10/27/2010 6:46:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Seasonally appropriate barf..


2 posted on 10/27/2010 6:49:25 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Always the bridesmaid, eh Maureen?

3 posted on 10/27/2010 6:52:21 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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4 posted on 10/27/2010 6:55:17 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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I hope they didn't stay up too late working on the clever twist to this article. What a clunker.

"Yaaarr, captain! This scurvy, flea-bit metaphor be more awkward to wield than me lucky harpoon!"

5 posted on 10/27/2010 6:57:25 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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“Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.”

What’s the story on this? Did I miss it? Any links?


6 posted on 10/27/2010 6:57:57 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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So how was anyone to know the woman wearing a wig rushing the candidate didn't have a gun or a grenade?

Apparently, Maureen doesn't know diddley squat about security work.

Unless the woman didn't (unlikely), this is a set-up.

If the persons who tackled the woman were not employees of the campaign, they acted on their own recognizance, not on the orders of the campaign.

We used to know this as 'getting involved', which is a TEA party thing, after all, and something which used to be a common trait among Americans in general. Had she had a gun or grenade their lives would have been in peril.

After all, who would have thought that nice young man was going to shoot President Reagan (and Jim Brady, and a Capitol Hill Cop) in an attempt to get a date with Jodie Foster?

7 posted on 10/27/2010 6:59:11 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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ahhh...the reason I came to this thread...


8 posted on 10/27/2010 7:00:12 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.

One man, wearing a “Don’t Tread on Me” button, ripped off her wig and wrestled her to the ground with the help of another man, and a third Paul volunteer stamped his foot on her shoulder when she was down.

First I've heard of that incident, begging the question: if it really happened, why has it not been front page and editorial page fodder for all the enemedia? Or was it street theater with other MoveOns playing the part of Tea Partiers?

9 posted on 10/27/2010 7:00:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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The videotape of it ran on FOXNEWS all this morning.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 7:02:47 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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“harsh stand that could hurt women” = libspeak for “pro-life”.


11 posted on 10/27/2010 7:03:15 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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OK, I never watch morning TV, so I missed it.


12 posted on 10/27/2010 7:04:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night...

Dowd exhibits a lack of self-awareness and utter cluelessness here that is breathtaking.

The misogny actually reached its zenith within Dowd's own prior column, the one in which she attacked those women who are currently running for election as Republicans, using a barrage of the most vile, woman-hating prose to appear in public since the heyday of Andrew Dice Clay...

13 posted on 10/27/2010 7:06:25 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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Oh, but I do love MoDo threads.

I don't know why. I just do.

14 posted on 10/27/2010 7:13:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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“Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.” What’s the story on this? Did I miss it? Any links?

Fox 41's Bennett Haeberle witnessed the stomping incident.

Tuesday on Fox News @ 4, he told anchor Elizabeth Woolsey that Rand Paul arrived about an hour before the debate was set to begin.

His SUV pulled up, and Haeberle, referring to MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle, says, "It looks from our video, I went back and watched it several times, it appears that she actually got next to the SUV and attempted to present him with that fake award. And then afterwards, a couple of the Paul supporters...restrained her and then it continued there, one lady saying there, 'Get off, get off,' and then you see the man's foot stomp on Lauren Valley's head."

A New Orleans television station is reporting that Lauren Valle was among several Greenpeace activists who were arrested back in May during the BP oil spill.

Link

[2008]Lauren Valle, 31, was born in Falmouth, MA, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She studies Eastern Religion and Philosophy at Columbia University. She has supported various organizations working to build a more just and sustainable world. She is taking action for Tibet this summer because she believes that the Olympics represent a unique and critical opportunity for people of conscience to come together on a global level and speak out for human rights.

15 posted on 10/27/2010 7:20:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org

Oh. A woman. Some nameless, faceless woman who was just innocently standing around in her MoveOn.org garb and these New Pink Panther thugs decided to beat her about the head and shoulders, eh?

I know the staff at The NYT isn't what it used to be, MoDo, but you might just want to dig a little deeper than the layer of dust when you endeavor to report all the news that's fit to print.

16 posted on 10/27/2010 7:20:17 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Maureen needs a hug. Any volunteers?


"I'll do it but I'll need a bag big enough to fit over MY head first."

17 posted on 10/27/2010 7:22:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Maureen Dowd citing Keith Richards as an example of chivalry?

I'm going back to bed...no way is this day going to turn out well.

18 posted on 10/27/2010 7:25:03 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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Thanks! Don’t know how I missed that!


19 posted on 10/27/2010 7:25:45 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Her writing skill is vastly overrepresented.


20 posted on 10/27/2010 7:26:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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